Our Business Studies course (with pathways) is unique in giving you the flexibility to keep your specialisation options open until your second year of study. This offers you the best of both worlds: broad-based first and second years and a specialised final year
The course includes a 40-week paid placement, working at some of the world’s most innovative and influential businesses, including Xerox, Barclays, British Airways, Hewlett-Packard, Vauxhall Motors, IBM, Wella and Nokia to name a few, which gives your career a head start
Our students perform extremely well during their placements; employers are always impressed with their abilities and many of our students return to their placement company upon graduation
The entry requirements for this course are 120 tariff points, with 80 from two A-Levels or equivalent, with remaining 40 points from other A/AS-Levels or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma:
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
This course aims to provide you with the knowledge, understanding, skills and behaviours that will enable you to operate effectively as an entrepreneur. You will develop a critical appreciation of issues related to intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial activity and equip yourself with the tools necessary to start and/or manage your own business.
You will also develop their team-working, customer-facing, interpersonal and project management capabilities.
You will ´hit the ground running´ from year one onwards, when you will begin to develop the versatility and personal qualities needed to manage a range of business activities in a global context, as well as an awareness of the wider impact of business decisions on organisational stakeholders and society. In addition, through tasks including simulated business projects, you will develop highly sought after skills including communication, presentation, team work and time management.
Developing Management Competencies
Accounting and Quantitative Analysis
Introduction to Organisational Behaviour and Ethics
Principles of Business Law
Economics for Business Studies
Research in Business and Management
Understanding Organisations and HRM
Finance & Business Analysis
You will then choose two optional units from the following:
Microeconomics for Business I
Macroeconomics for Business I
Consumer Behaviour and Market Research
Digital (Interactive) Marketing
Global Sustainability and Cross-cultural Challenge
You will complete a 40-week placement which can be carried out anywhere in the world. The placement year offers a chance to gain experience and make contacts for the future.
Entrepreneurship and Business Ventures
Some of our Business Graduates are now undertaking roles such as;
Business Development Assistant
Supply chain Buyer and Expediter
Some of the companies that our Business Graduates are now working for are;
Ernest and Young
Estee Lauder Companies
Toyota Financial Services
Universal Music UK (Island Records)
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